Flaming red velvet waffle whoopie pie gets this Fourth of July party started

Jul 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET

What's the Fourth of July without a little combustion? We took cherries jubilee and red velvet whoopie pies to make the ultimate flammable dessert mashup. No lighter fluid necessary — just a little Everclear and some matches will do the trick.

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Flaming red velvet waffle sandwich recipe


For the waffles

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the filling

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the toppings

  • 3 cherries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons Everclear
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix together the red velvet cake mix, butter, eggs and flour. Once fully mixed, cook the batter in a waffle maker.
  2. To make the filling, in a stand mixer, mix together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until firm peaks are formed.
  3. Assemble the waffle sandwich by spooning whipped cream between 2 waffles.
  4. Dip the blueberries halfway into the whipped cream, and place them on top of the waffle sandwich.
  5. Once all the waffles are assembled, mix together the Everclear and powdered sugar to create a paste. Use the paste immediately after mixing.
  6. As soon as the waffle sandwiches are ready to serve, dip your cherries into the paste, and light the pasted cherries on fire.

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